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Concerns for seal on IoM with rope around neck

A seal lying at The Sound with rope around its neck. Photo: Beach Buddies IOM, Facebook

A photograph of a seal on the Isle of Man has alarmed residents of the need to protect wildlife.

Manx Wildlife Trust were called out on Friday after beach combing charity Beach Buddies reported a seal with rope around its neck was at The Sound.

The Trust inspected the area where the seal was lying but could not approach it.

They have since returned but have not seen the seal again.

We've spoken to the British Divers Marine Life Rescue for advice and they agreed there's no fix - unless the seal's in an easier location we can’t get to it. We just have to keep our eyes peeled and try and help if we can get to it.

– Lara Howe, Manx Wildlife Trust

Without doubt, it's a very sad reflection on human beings and what we are doing to the planet and its innocent animals.

– Beach Buddies IOM, Facebook